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Hagel: Stress Of 'Nonstop War' Forcing Out Good Soldiers

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Members of the anti-war activist group CodePink interrupt a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (left) and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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NPR's Tom Bowman On "All Things Considered"

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